maximum landing weight


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maximum landing weight

The greatest weight an aircraft is allowed to have for landing. It is often less than the maximum takeoff weight, and the pilot may have to dump fuel or jettison some stores before executing a landing shortly after takeoff. A landing with a higher than maximum weight may require a check of the aircraft structure, especially the undercarriages.
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Another aspect of the fuel efficiency initiative included a review of maximum landing weight for the KC-135 Stratotanker.
Pilots should have a general understanding of how weight and CG limitations are determined and what they mean (i.e., the reasons for aft and forward CG limits, the reasons for a maximum takeoff weight, and the reasons for a maximum landing weight.).
The maximum landing weight is 4100 pounds, so on any gross-weight takeoff, about 30 gallons of fuel has to be burned off before landing.
If we didn't reduce weight, we would land just below maximum landing weight. We already had extended our crew day past 12 hours, and I believed flying another three hours to burn gas was not smart.
Following procedures, they then dumped fuel to reduce the aircraftOs weight to the maximum landing weight permitted before returning the aircraft to Entebbe, where as a precaution, emergency services had been put on alert.
And another limiting weight was introduced: a maximum landing weight of 4342 pounds.

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